Author Topic: Conceal Carry in a "rented" school building  (Read 3249 times)

russellfwtx

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Conceal Carry in a "rented" school building
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:35:58 AM »
My question is based on this scenario.  In Texas, if a private entity is renting a school building for a non-school related activity would concealed carry on the school property then be allowed? As an example a fairly common scenario, a church group is renting a school building to hold religious services. The building is being used exclusively for church activities only. My understanding is that it has been established by previous rulings a property owner can not deny 2cnd Adm rights to renters with rental restrictions.  This could also apply to non-school related groups such as athletic organizations that rent school facilities.
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TexasLawShield

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Re: Conceal Carry in a "rented" school building
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 01:43:29 PM »
If you read Texas Penal Code 46.03(a)(1) in its strictest context, a public school building does not lose its public identity as a public school building just because it is used by a non-school entity, unlike a non-school building that is considered school premises when a school-sponsored activity is taking place there.

Therefore, the safest route would be to treat it as an off-limits building at all times, since it is owned by a school district at all times.

Hope that helps.
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